Unit 5 – Question 3

It is not a topic that has not been introduced at all, but I think the course should place more emphasis on how we can equip our students with the ability to navigate positively and safely on social media.
Even as an adult sometimes you can get drawn in to others behaviour and actions online. There can be addiction issues with social media usage, alongside the risks of oversharing. What a lot of adult internet users don’t realise, is that businesses like Real Estate Agencies look at your digital footprint before presenting your application for a rental to the property owner. There is very little anonymity online if you frequently use social media.

I just think that social media now has a significant influence on the younger generations social wellbeing and self-concept, so we need to support them to be safe in their online communities.


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